Canvas taking up large GPU usage on macOS

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open a canvas
  2. Launch macOS’s Activity
  3. Pan around the canvas
  4. Observe the GPU usage

Expected result

Good graphics performance in canvas to allow 120 frames per second on a MacBook Pro

Actual result

The animation seems to be frame-dropping, it became worse in v1.1.15 compared to 1.1.9, and the GPU is at 100% when I move around in canvas


  • Operating system: MacBook Pro 14’
  • Debug info:
    Obsidian version: v1.1.15
    Installer version: v1.1.9
    Operating system: Darwin Kernel Version 22.3.0: Mon Jan 30 20:38:37 PST 2023; root:xnu-8792.81.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 22.3.0
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: adapt to system
    Community theme: none
    Snippets enabled: 0
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 2
    Plugins enabled: 2
    1: LanguageTool Integration v0.3.3
    2: Advanced Tables v0.18.1

I am not sure I consider this a bug. You can open a feature request about improving the performance. Attach also your computer spec and and a canvas where this happens.

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